What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Subject: What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Send date: 2010-07-07 15:04:44
Issue #: 64

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Looks like the weather is going to cooperate with us tomorrow night so please plan on joining us for Polish Nite at the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Thursday, July 8th.  Gates open at 5:30 for those who want to start enjoying this annual PolishYoungstown summer picnic in the top slot of the picnic grove. It was a great spot last year...fun place to hang with friends, drink some Zywiec, eat kielbasa and watch the game. There may even be some polka dancing thrown in! If you want in on the buffet, it is $12, but we purposely chose to host the event on $1 Buck Nite so it is an evening that can fit every budget! You can come up join us in the Grove that way too! Details are here. Throw on your red and white and come on out!

Let’s hope the weather holds because YSU’s Festival of the Arts is this weekend! Event Chair Lori Factor—one of our favorite local Polish gals—has promised this year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever! Come down to campus and visit all the artists and see the shows. But, when you do, make sure to leave room for some tasty food from the Polish Arts Club booth in the Festival of Nations. The Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle performs on Sunday 3 PM outside in that same area.

Ah, summer…
Thanks to all of you who took the time to follow and comment on Aundréa and her daughter D’Ella’s trip to Poland travel log. The technology broke down when they went to meet family, like her grandpa's sister in law, last week in Grajewo in far Eastern Poland. Things are less progressive there. They said they will get photos and story finished in the coming week. There will be more photos submitted by their travel companions and available for viewing soon too!...They came home and jumped right back into the swing by participating with other PolishYoungstowners in the Canfield Fourth of July parade. The highlight of the hot morning had to be the crowd’s response to the premiere of our Pierogi Mascot and her escort. Michele Jenoff and Ken Giba got stopped so many times for photos that the cops actually got annoyed and said we were holding up the parade!

Thanks to both of these PolishYoungstown Team Members for their extra efforts!!

Remember, if you aren’t traveling to the Motherland this summer, the next best thing is planning to attend Polish Day! We are searching for volunteers to make our biggest event of the year the best possible. Last year we entertained more than 1100 people and this year we’ve worked out some of the kinks! Download a volunteer form and plan now to participate!

It might not be light beach reading but this new book could certainly enlighten we Polish Americans. Called Bieganski, it examines the sources and prevalence of stereotyped images of Poles as brutal, subhuman creatures. Drawing on her extensive research in history, popular culture, and folklore, and also on interviews of Poles and Jews in America today, interviews of both stereotypers and victims of stereotyping, author Danusha Goska she teaches us all something profound about how the negative image of the “dumb Polak” originated and why it continues to flourish.

COMING UP:  Here are a few more things on our calendar… Toledo's Polish Village  Festival is this weekend and worth the drive …Polka Family Band will be playing on Saturday July 10th at the Polish American Congress summer picnic… reservations are still being taken for Cleveland Society of Poles Polish Open Golf Tournament July 14thPoland in the Rockies, July 21-31, is still accepting applications Kuzmans is hosting TWO Polish events this month: July 10th is Ray Jay & the Carousels and Sunday afternoon July 25th is The Knewz.

Do Zobaczenia!
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